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Evan-Lee Courie

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#StartupStory: David Phume, an African technologist on a mission

David Phume was born with an entrepreneurial spirit. The charismatic creative and tech entrepreneur, who hails from Bryanston, Johannesburg, has never been afraid to dream big...

By Evan-Lee Courie 2 days ago

#StartupStory: Sifika Business Accountants pays it forward

A small gesture kick-started her business and now, eight years later, accountant Zandile Sifika is paying it forward by helping other SMMEs survive the fallout from Covid-19...

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 days ago

#StartupStory: Hope Project SA offers performers a ray of light

The Hope Project SA is a non-profit organisation that's building a community creating job opportunities and relief for artists and crew members who find themselves in dire financial trouble during our current economic climate...

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 May 2020

A day in the lockdown life of Chris Ogden, CEO of RubiBlue

Chris Ogden, the CEO of RubiBlue shares his account of work-life in the time of Covid-19...

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 May 2020

6DOT50 launches Digital Rands to pay for essential goods

6DOT50 is stepping in with a new way to pay for essential goods, as Covid-19 takes its toll on the South African economy...

By Evan-Lee Courie 26 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Ozone supports its clients throughout the 'new norm'

Bizcommunity has been reaching out to South Africa's top industry players to share their experience of the current Covid-19 crisis...

By Evan-Lee Courie 25 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: INOVO embraces cloud-based solutions

#LockdownLessons explores the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on businesses...

By Evan-Lee Courie 22 May 2020

Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platform

Mmusi Maimane, the chief activist of 'One South Africa' Movement (OSA), recently launched its digital platform to connect and engage with South Africans through these unprecedented times...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 May 2020

#StartupStory: Lite.IT adapts to the IT needs of SMEs

Now, more than ever before is the time that people, especially those who are not accustomed to working from home, need IT support...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 May 2020

#StartupStory: Christopher, the future of AI in Africa

'The Commodore' shares insights into Christopher Africa, the platform that offers brands the opportunity to tap into consumer micro-moments and conversations on social media using AI...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Paxful launches #BuiltWithBitcoin Africa Fund in lockdown

Artur Schaback, one of the co-founders and COO of Paxful, shares how the company has adjusted to life under lockdown...

By Evan-Lee Courie 19 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: RISE Academy keeps students active in lockdown

Sue Green, co-founder of RISE Academy of Entrepreneurship, shares how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the academy...

By Evan-Lee Courie 18 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Apex BI innovates in a time of lockdown

Neil Buckley, managing director of Apex BI, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Evan-Lee Courie 13 May 2020

#StartupStory: SmartWage is changing the way people get paid

SmartWage is a social impact startup focused on financial inclusion in Africa and was started with the vision to eliminate the payday poverty cycle...

By Evan-Lee Courie 13 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Montsho Sustainable Project is helping the ecosystem

Inspired by nature and the ecosystem, Tebogo Bathebeng founded Montsho Sustainable Project with the aim to create long term natural growth solutions for communities and businesses...

By Evan-Lee Courie 7 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: 5 minutes with Sandras Phiri, founder of StartupCircles

As a business strategist and startup coach, Sandras Phiri is well-known in the startup community. He shares some insight into how his latest project has had to adjust to lockdown life...

By Evan-Lee Courie 6 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: WorkInProgress continues to support the startup community

Charmaine Lambert, manager at WorkInProgress, an Absa innovation lab, believes that the next six months will be a challenging time for the majority of the startup community...

By Evan-Lee Courie 5 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Investmint wants to help SMEs connect with investors

Gareth Price and Chris Bruchhausen shares how the coronavirus has had an impact on Investmint, an online platform connecting businesses in need of a loan...

By Evan-Lee Courie 5 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Naked Insurance reduced premiums during lockdown

During the nationwide lockdown, Naked Insurance offered CoverPause on the days' customers were not driving, saving up to 90% of the car insurance premiums...

By Evan-Lee Courie 5 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: U-PARTY is tackling the experience economy

#LockdownLessons explores the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on businesses...

By Evan-Lee Courie 4 May 2020

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